Today's News

  • D’Evelyn rallies, surprises Evergreen

    The Evergreen Lady Cougars got off to a hot start, but they couldn’t hold off Ellie Brandon and the rest of the D’Evelyn volleyball squad, falling in five games on Oct. 5 at EHS.
    D’Evelyn won 22-25, 14-25, 25-12, 25-21, 15-9.
    In a back-and-forth first game, the Lady Cougars (10-4 overall, 5-1 4A Jeffco) edged out the visiting Lady Jaguars. And Evergreen seemed to be hitting its stride in Game 2 behind the strong setting of senior Allison Aafedt. But its momentum ended there and the rest of the match was all D’Evelyn.

  • Sports briefs

    Evergreen repeats as 4A Jeffco League champions
    — Scott Boland, Kyler Hamari, Matt Hornbecker and Gavin Scharig scored goals as Evergreen beat Green Mountain 4-0 on Oct. 11 at Lakewood Memorial Field.
    Evergreen (11-2, 8-0 4A Jeffco) won its fourth straight to sew up first place in the conference standings for a second straight season.

    Cougars right ship, roll over visiting Jefferson at EHS

  • Demolition begins on Lake Park rehab project

    After a couple of years in the concept stage, demolition work has begun on the Evergreen Lake Park renovation project.

    Groundbreaking was expected to start the by the end of the week of Oct. 10, and a completion date is anticipated before Christmas.

    The entire project is now expected to cost about $230,000, not including the resurfacing of the asphalt parking lot, which has been broken out as a separate project that will possibly include the city of Denver as a partner.

  • Gerou to represent three new counties in revamped HD 25

    Being the elected state representative from House District 25 has meant understanding the people of Jefferson County since the '70s. Now it means courting the people of Park, Gilpin and Clear Creek counties as well — a total population of about 78,000 constituents.

    On Sept. 19 the Colorado Reapportionment Commission approved a legislative-district map that puts four counties in HD 25 instead of one. If the map is allowed to stand by the state Supreme Court, Evergreen will be part of a multi-county district for the first time in years.

  • Neighbors weigh in on rezoning bid for Albertsons building


    Neighbors at a community meeting Oct. 6 questioned the prospect of allowing outdoor storage at the empty Albertsons supermarket building but were sympathetic to the need to lift the 20,000-square-foot size restriction on future tenants.

    There are no users under contract, and the building has been vacant for three years since the supermarket closed.

    About 25 people attended the gathering Oct. 6 in the lobby of the empty Stagecoach Boulevard store. There were about 10 too many people for the number of folding chairs set up in the drafty space.

  • 4A state golf: Peterson, Cougars place seventh

    WINDSOR -- Evergreen sophomore Kyle Peterson shot a 1-over 145 two-day score to tie for seventh at the 4A boys state golf championship on Oct. 3-4 at Pelican Lakes Golf Club.
    Peterson carded a 2-under 70 over the first 18 holes, including five birdies, before settling for a 75 on Day 2.
    He finished 17 strokes back of Valor Christian's Wyndham Clark, who won his second state title with back-to-back rounds of 64 on the Par-72, 6,566-yard course.

  • Grieve's OT goal propels Cougars past D'Evelyn

    LAKEWOOD -- To hear senior defender Brian Grieve explain it, the Evergreen Cougars have a simple strategy.
    The defenders want to win the ball, put it back in the center midfield, get them to play it around the field, get it outside and get everything to the forwards so they can look for their shots. Ironically, or maybe not, it was Grieve himself who found his shot for the Cougars against D'Evelyn on Oct. 4 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

  • Poor need hope, and community support

    The Heritage Foundation has been getting attention lately for its report on the poor. Noting that poor people have air conditioners, cable TV and an Xbox, they make the case that “poor” in America isn’t what it used to be.
    Tavis Smiley, PBS pundit, and Cornell West, the eccentric author, have been traveling around the country talking about poverty. They’re not drawing much media attention. Most of us don’t want to know about the poor.

  • Campaign-finance rule is unfair

    When former state representative Kathleen Curry changed her party affiliation from Democrat to unaffiliated before the 2010 session of the Colorado General Assembly, she bit off more than any politician could be expected to chew.

  • Winged, furry creatures get ready for winter

    When I have time to sit out in the autumn sunshine, my favorite occupation is watching how all the various wild creatures that visit my yard are getting ready for winter. Nearly all of the “summer” birds have prepared for winter by leaving.